Green Falls in World Team Trials Finals
Fargo, N.D. – Husker wrestler James Green (70 kg/154 pounds) advanced to the finals of the Phase II World Team Trials before dropping two matches to Nick Marable on Thursday, July 24 at the Fargodome.
Green, representing Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, won the challenge tournament to earn a spot in the best-of-three championship series for a spot on the U.S. World Team. In the first match against 2014 U.S. Open champion Marable, Green fell by a 2-1 margin. Marable also came out on top in the second match, 8-2.
Earlier this month, Green earned a silver medal at the University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary. He is a three-time All-American at Nebraska, finishing third in 2014 after taking seventh in both 2012 and 2013, and will be a senior in 2014-15.
The U.S. World Team will include Olympic Gold Medalist and Nebraska Assistant Coach Jordan Burroughs, who will wrestle at 74 kg/163 pounds. The 2014 FILA World Championships are set for Sept. 8-14 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.